The PNOZmulti Configurator software tool provides support during the project design, configuration, documentation and commissioning of the configurable safe small controllers PNOZmulti. Why not see for yourself! The video tutorials illustrate the most important functions of the PNOZmulti Configurator. For the latest software version you'll find a What’s New Video, which summarises the most important new features.
PNOZmulti Configurator Videos
What’s New Video PNOZmulti Configurator
The What’s New Video provides a brief overview of the features on the latest software version of the PNOZmulti Configurator. That way you are always up-to-date on the latest release of the software.
PNOZmulti Configurator Software Version 10.11.0
Another new feature from Version 10.11 are selectable tolerance times for track signals from the PNOZmulti 2 motion monitoring modules PNOZ m EF 1MM/2MM. A new encoder type for proximity switches with reduced diagnostics is also available, for use in wind turbines.
The PNOZmulti Configurator is a software tool used to configure the safe small controllers PNOZmulti. Software Version 10.11.0 enables you to use the real-time Ethernet SafetyNET p RTFL to configure a secure data exchange between PNOZmulti 2 base units (PNOZ m B0 bzw. B1) and the safe motion solution PMCprotego DS.
PMCprotego DS is composed of the servo amplifier PMCprotego D and the safety card PMCprotego S3. 32-bit data is exchanged via RTFL, enabling short reaction times for your application. Previously you could connect up to 16 PNOZmulti 2 base units in a linear topology via the expansion module PNOZ m EF SafetyNET. Now it is also possible to incorporate the safe motion solution PMCprotego DS into the SafetyNET p network, creating a safe drive solution in conjunction with PNOZmulti 2. PNOZmulti 2 monitors the drive solution and ensures the movement is stopped in a controlled and therefore safe manner.
What’s New Video PNOZmulti Configurator
Do you also need a safe operating mode selection system?
Then add your PITreader to the combined operating mode selection and access permission system PITmode fusion. This combines safety and security functions in one system. To do this you will need a separate evaluation unit (safe evaluation unit = SEU) in addition to the reader unit PITreader. The devices enable functionally safe operating mode selection and the control of access permissions on plant and machinery. Configure the "operating mode selector switch" function element on the PNOZmulti Configurator and link it to the new PITreader authentication/authorisation function element.
Reduce engineering times by creating macros for the base unit PNOZ m B1
The logic connections that are defined between inputs and outputs can be combined into macro elements. Once created, macro elements are stored in the macro library. They are then available for use in all further configurations. The simple import and export function and the ability to edit macros within the editor reduce your engineering time and save costs!
With the availability of macros for the base unit PNOZ m B1 it is simple to migrate all your projects to 2nd generation PNOZmulti devices, supported by software. So you can benefit from the advantages of the configurable safe small controllers PNOZmulti 2 and keep effort to a minimum!
Safety and security combined - use the new function element for simple configuration of access permissions on plant and machinery
The reader unit PITreader with RFID technology can be used to implement authentications and authorisations for plant and machinery. The options range from a simple enable and authentication of specific machine component functions to a complex hierarchical permission matrix. PITreader can be used flexibly as a standalone device or in conjunction with a controller from Pilz, in particular the base unit PNOZ m B1.
Users can authenticate themselves on the PNOZmulti by inserting a transponder key into the read area of the PITreader; they will then be authorised to carry out certain operations. The permission on the transponder key must meet the condition for the required permission as configured.
PNOZmulti Configurator Version 10.9 – now also with offline simulation
From Version 10.9 you have the option to test your configured user program prior to commissioning using the "Simulation" function. In a first release you calculate the logic elements, in further releases you calculate all the elements with the simulation. Elements that are not simulated can be switched to the required state by forcing the outputs. This way, you can implement a simulation of the overall application. The targeted forcing of link elements enables you to simulate your application only in parts. This saves you from having to define all the inputs!
PNOZmulti Configurator 10.8
Version 10.8 of PNOZmulti Configurator supports a new expansion module of the configurable small control systems PNOZmulti 2: The safe analogue input module PNOZ m EF 4AI. The expansion module provides four independent safe analogue current inputs. The configuration is mode in the module program mIQ.
You can configure the following monitoring functions in the software tool:
- Working area monitoring in accordance with the NAMUR NE43 recommendation or freely configurable
- Scaling function
- Plausibility check
- Mathematical operations
- Threshold value monitoring
- Range monitoring
For diagnostic purposes, an exact analogue value can be forwarded to a fieldbus or an OPC server. The dynamic program display has been expanded for the analogue modules. The analogue values can also be displayed in a variable list. Find out more from the video about the various functions!